Lesson Plan #:AELP-INT004
Grade Level(s): 4, 5, 6
- Social Studies/US History
- Arts/Visual Arts
Objective: Students will make Native American style moccasins
- needles and thread
- 1 brown large paper bag or equal sized piece of cloth per student
Procedure: Students will examine and follow directions to construct a pair of Salish-style moccasins:
If using paper bag, it must first be softened by crushing and flattening it repeatedly – until like cloth.
Student must stand on bare right foot in lower right corner of cloth and have a partner trace the foot.
Then add a 1 seam on 3 sides, fold on fourth side and trace another half. Keep straight edge at heel.
Student cuts out folds on dotted line, and sews around except for heel.
Cut (on top only) half way up and 1 each way.
Fold heel up vertically and sew halfway down side seam.
Insert fringe piece if desired and sew across heel.
Turn inside out and wear on a Native American Day.
This lesson plan was downloaded from Big Sky Telegraph.